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Mar 21, 2011 11:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: the harbor administrator told us the cost of removing each of the remaining boats range from 1,500 to $3,000. he hopes to have all the boats removed by april 1st. reporting live in marin county, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> meantime, south of the bay area at the santa cruz harbor, crews pulled out four more boats following the japan quake. crews were out using sonar equipment to lose for any debris in the harbor. the tsunami surge cost an estimated $26 million in damage to the harbor and boats. >>> on this first full day of spring, it looks still very much like the dead of winter in the high sierra. the latest storm dumped several feet of fresh snow in the mountains. they received 3 feet of new snow over a 24 hour period this weekend. mike desalle shows us how much snow he found in p placer county. >> reporter: to give you a perspective of how much snow there is. i am now on serene lake. you may see a fence right now, that's not the second -- that's not the fence to the house, that's the second floor. >>> in arizona, federal judge today ordered the suspect in the tucso
KICU
Mar 10, 2011 11:30pm PST
using master keys to get into residents. eight officers have been named. 57 criminal cases have been dismissed as a result. >>> the contra costa county sheriff announced that deputy sheriff tenabe has resigned after being arrested on drugs and weapons charges last friday. tenabe has been linked to the case of norman welsh and christopher butler who are suspected of stealing confiscated drugs and selling them. >>> a surprise development in the controversy involving pg & e smart meters. a judge asked pg & e to come up with a process allowing customers to opt out. it's a story we've been following for a year now. and patti lee has the story. >> reporter: people will have the option of refusing pg & e to install these new smart meters and keeping one of these older ones around. but there's a catch. opting out will likely cost you. >> that's what they've been putting in. >> reporter: mark toni is with the reform network, a watchdog group. he says ongoing pressure finally let the cpuc to direct other options. >> at a reasonable optional cost,. >> reporter: pg & e told us it has been w
KICU
Mar 2, 2011 7:00pm PST
criteria they say they are using to choose the new chief. the police commission took public comments tonight. >> this is where you should look. >> reporter: they held their first round of secret interviews yesterday. >> we have some significantly strong candidates both internally and externally. we received 75 applications. >> reporter: some critics in the police department and community including the city supervisor are upset about the choices. >> if you look at the list of the senior members of the police department, captains of the police department who were given rejection notices without being interviewed i think that it's a mistake. >> reporter: they will say not have any candidates are being interviewed but they gave specific criteria to make the decision and today we got a hold of that list. experience or 10 years or more, experience with homicide cases, community policing, and an understanding of integration issues. >> we went out to community groups and met with the faith- based community could we went to every district police station and out to the airport. asked officers,
KICU
Mar 23, 2011 11:30pm PDT
chief meteorologist will tell us the approach of the storm but we begin with ken wayne. >> reporter: julie, in just ten minutes ago the rain started coming down here. at times it comes straight down but then the wind will pick up and swirl the rain around. at times it has even turned sideways. the water is calm and the boats appear to be secure. but some boat owners learned the hard way that they have to take precautions as this next storm rolls into the bay area. this was how it looked monday after more than a dozen boats broke free and blown across richardson bay. with 45 miles per hour winds for wind they should check their vessels. we talked to one during the rain showers. >> every-bodies making sure that their boats are tied uptightly and check their moorings. typically boats breaking free from their mooring is the biggest item we would have to deal with. >> yes, i was worried that water was going to come in. >> reporter: she says her 62- foot long sailboat is secure. ron was tending to his 82-foot boat. his biggest worry is the giant cover offer his deck. >> the wind just grab
KICU
Mar 17, 2011 11:30pm PDT
. sounds ominous but is it? debra villalon joins us tonight where the department of health is monitoring the air for radiation levels in the area. >> reporter: the department is monitoring changes in the atmosphere. if the radiation does arrive, scientists here will be among the first to know. it's expected to hit our coast as early as tomorrow. so diluted. radiation will be more minuscule than measurable. >> we understand everybody's concern, radiation is scary stuff. >> reporter: officials cannot say it enough, they see no health hazards. >> i'm not sure that the vision or the model of a plume this far away is -- >> no one can predict what is going to happen at the plant tomorrow. >> reporter: that uncertainty is why so much technology at so many locations is aimed at sniffing out radiation swiftly then compares it to normal background levels which vary from place to place and also pose some mysteries. >> no one has ever been able to determine differences in cancers from one location to another based just on backgrounds. >> i'm trying to not think about it because it seems s
KICU
Mar 13, 2011 1:30am PST
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KICU
Mar 29, 2011 11:30pm PDT
demolishing the homes. >> i want to know that the city is behind us and will work with us and help us get through this. this is a tragedy. >> reporter: with the dry weather now you would think that problem is over. but the chief building official here said one of the houses here today was pushed about 3- inches in just a few hours. and the entire hillside could still come crumbling down. live in hercules, ken wayne. >>> in santa cruz the county board of supervisors is also expected to declare an emergency as it cleans up from wet weather. the storm cost $17 million from mud slides. capitola was among the hardest hit. the. >>> and later this hour, another bay area community cut off because of a landslide. at about 10:30, the effort now under way to move a mountain of mud and what may have made this area prone to a slide. >>> an update to a story we first reported here on friday. the city of pleasonton can drink their water. residents are being asked to preserve water until repairs are finished. >>> ktvu has learn of a high level deflection on the city council in oakland. new at10:00 tonigh
KICU
Mar 7, 2011 7:00pm PST
. jason brass is out of town but he spoke to us via skype. he owns a flower shop. >> we have to limit hours and that limits our ability to offer health care. >> the price hike is linked to the unrest in north africa and the middle east. it's not clear if prices are being driven up by specklators or if the oil is drying up. >>> the dow dropped 79 points and nasdaq lost 39. a decline of 1.5%. >>> the south bay is getting too big for its 408 area kid. now thousands may need to switch to a new number. >>> it's been tested, and the marine county family says this device will pretent tragedy. why will it take years before the bay area baseball players will be wearing it. >>> on monday evening, met by mostly gray skies and even rain falling from the sky. where we are looking at the rain, and how long we expect it to last this time around, coming up. bree: sis, help me create my oasis. marcy: ok, romantic garden? bree: oh, is there a castle nearby? marcy: no, but there's a charming farmhouse. bree: right next to my posh castle! i'm sensing a theme here. well, i am the queen, dear sister. >>> a
KICU
Feb 28, 2011 7:00pm PST
intersection of this road, he was hit from behind. what is his showed us today where they found him crying for help. >> he was screaming and screaming that he was badly hurt. >> reporter: this neighbor says her uncle rushed outside to help the victims. >> he was saying help, help. he said, somebody hit him. >> reporter: they are looking for a white minivan, possibly a plymouth voyager. david garcia's family says they hope someone will step forward and catch help that -- catch that hit and run driver. jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. >> that is the second hit and run in the past two weeks p.m. another case involves an 18- year-old girl as she walked on fontaine road. police say the vehicle drives in the pavement for 2008. >>> police dropped a bombshell today in the case of philip and nancy garrido. nancy garrido's attorney says the couple has confessed in hopes of reaching a plea bargain could phillip garrido was facing 440 years in prison remains a great 241 years -- nancy garrido faces 241 years. >> we will have to argue, you know, stockholm syndrome. >> neither phillip garrido's atto
KICU
Mar 1, 2011 11:30pm PST
federal grand jury in san francisco in 2003 when he said he never knowingly used steroids. >> perjury to the grand jury is taken very seriously because if you can lie to the grand jury, the whole system falls down. >> he's always looked forward to vindication in this case. >> reporter: bonds listened as his former trainer greg anderson again told a judge he will not testify for or against his childhood friend in bonds trail set to start in three weeks. judge susan elston ordered anderson back saying she will send him to jail then. >> we will wait and see what happens. we'll hear the arguments. >> reporter: prosecution and defense have filed motions to limit the others evidence. bond's former mistress kimberly bell can testify about bonds previous incidents. >> that accusation is false and very inflammatory. >> reporter: the court plans to call 90 prospective jurors here and plans to call 12 people and 12 alternates to determine whether barry bonds is guilty or not. in san francisco, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we are tracking rain right now with downpours in so
KICU
Mar 6, 2011 1:30am PST
, thank you for joining us today. can you tell us about the goal of the challenge? >> yeah, the goal of the challenge is to get the people active and to learn what they're doing on their daily lives. >> and how to teams earn points? >> they can work out and eat healthy and eat greens each day. they can go to wellness seminars we're putting oned a different physical activities. >> what's the prize of winning challenge? >> well, that's saying that your team won the challenge which you can hold over your teammate's heads and we have grand prizes for other things. >> reporter: how can this benefit the students on campus? >> it helps them understand about what they're doing to their bod -- bodies. >> all right, thank you. >>> having trouble passing the writing kills test? have no fear, the learning resource's center is here. they're trying to pass the writing skill's test. this specialist says that student can take the test over and over. >> take it early and often. >> in the workshops, students are advised in what to bring and they're told what to expect. the workshops are given out the cen
KICU
Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm PDT
their highest in years. they used high-grade plastic to patch cracks me led the north -- in the levee north of sacramento. >>> the custer county sheriff's department onto the body of 58- year-old john hoffman at a run at the sugar bowl ski resort. he wasn't experts here. his body showed no signs of trauma and an autopsy was scheduled. >>> a man was with a friend when the avalanche hits. the victim suffered injuries to his chest and face. >>> in yosemite there is no estimate on when roads into the park will be open following a weekend storm. most visitors have left the park. it park officials said generators are providing power and most guestrooms do not have any heat or hot water. the rockslide broke a power pole carrying hd powerline and it will have to fly in a replacement. >>> you can get updates anytime by clicking the storm watch tab on our homepage, ktvu.com. >>> some positive news tonight for japan. electricity is reconnected to all six connectors at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear plants. a magnitude six quake struck northeast japan about four hours ago and has not cost a
KICU
Mar 11, 2011 11:30pm PST
the tsunami. a viewer sent us this picture where you can see some of the damage there. and a coastguard helicopter crew shot this video of the strong surge moving quickly into the harbor there at crescent city. by some estimates the swell was eight feet high. dozens of boats and docks were damaged. we will have a live report from crescent city coming up in about eight minutes. farther north in brookins, oregon the tsunami battered the port there. the view from above shows a jumbled mess of boats and debris left behind by the zoom. it is about five miles north of the california, oregon state line. the surge of water detached parts of the harbor infrastructure which then sent the boats that were tied up together floating across the water. >> a generous outpouring of support is already underway as many people around the bay area reach out to help those affected by the japan quake. ktvu's amber lee joins us now. she is in san francisco with a look at the local disaster relieve efforts. amber? >> reporter: julie, we are at the san francisco's sunset district. the restaurant owners
KICU
Mar 23, 2011 7:00pm PDT
watching a series of storms moved through northern, california bringing us more wind, rain, and snow into the northeast a possible tornado could we have pictures of damage to three homes in williams in calousa county. a funnel cloud touched down here. you can see the damage here. the twister also hit a mobile home a short distance away and no one was hurt. >>> residents got an update late today out of work to clear a massive landslide. at a community meeting authorities say they are planning to dump crushed rock on a footpath so vehicles may also get to know. a truck filled with medical supplies and a firefighting equipment try to make its way to 33 homes cut off from the main road. >> this was pretty thick brush. the ground was real soggy. the rain last night and this morning have not helped at all. >> the rain is hampering efforts to assess the landslide continued to be dry for geologists to survey the structure. >>> people and oakland are keeping a watchful eye. the public works department cleaned up the rock and mudslide today. >>> today's storm triggered a slew of car wrecks on bay a
KICU
Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
lied when he said he did not knowingly used steroids be his lawyer says his client is eager including his name. his former trainer, greg anderson, has served more than a year for declining to testify in the case. >>> on capitol hill lawmakers have their first opportunity to question pg&e about the san bruno pipeline blast beat karol hahn reports on day one of three days of hearings. >> reporter: reaction about pg&e's policy not to quit many gas pipelines with remote shutoff valves. they said the most damage from the rupture usually occurs in the first 30 seconds for his proof was evidence provided by the oil and gas pipeline industry. >> it is absolutely outrageous. you have a responsibility to the public not to the industry. >> reporter: when asked whether an automatic shutoff valve would have reduced the 1.5 hours it took pg&e to turn off the gas, the engineer admitted that an automatic valve would have closed in 15 minutes. >> to shut off the valves, yes, we could shut off the valves sooner. >> reporter: pg&e said even if automatic shutoff valves have been installed, there is no pr
KICU
Mar 22, 2011 11:30pm PDT
on the road yesterday. a public work's official told us tonight a hill slide is liable to slide more. and the onsloth of more water makes things worse. >> it's too unstable to start bringing the material off site. we would love to get that material out of here so you guys can have access. just right now we haven't got the green light. >> reporter: emergency officials held a community meeting for homeowners who cannot drive in and out of the homes. they worry about running outover propane. >> that's why we need a temporary road to go through. >> reporter: a footpath around the slide has been widened, it is now easier to navigate. tony roll returned home to see the slide for the first time. >> i didn't want to get through last night. and i was hoping something could have been done by today but it looks like it's going to take longer. >> reporter: up on sky meadow lane we made our way to patty davis' running on generated power. four homes on this street have no electricity. the slide took out their power pole. but davis and most of her neighbors are going to tough it out knowing fu
KICU
Mar 30, 2011 11:30pm PDT
told us that her son was a medical technician and his unit came under fire. she says as he rushed to help another soldier he was fatally wounded. the 23-year-old was due to be discharged next year. >>> new troubles tonight for the san francisco police department. a judge has dismissed yet another drug case after viewing security video and deciding it contradicted police testimony. it is the latest in the series of misconduct allegations we've been following. ktvu's heather holmes viewed the tape at the center of this latest case. she joins us now live from the city's richmond district. heather? >> reporter: julie, it's what happened inside the third floor of this apartment building and what cameras captured that is raising concerns. i want you to take a look. this is the video of the three plain-clothed officers that swayed the judge. take a look down the hallway as police investigating narcotic activity walk inside the last apartment on the left. >> i clearly said no when i was outside. >> reporter: 23-year-old mclaren says he never agreed to the warrantless search of his apartme
KICU
Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm PST
coverage but this is new developments at 7:00. we are live at the campus to show us what is happening right now. >> i think they are talking to us right now. this is what is going on right now. the standoff with riot police people here started a protest centered around eight students who are on a ledge and they are protesting the budget cuts that have been happening here at the university of california berkeley and the uc system as a whole. they have been doing that for the past, oh, six or 5 1/2 to six hours or so. finally it came to a head about right about 6:00 after the vice chancellor came out and spoke to the students and gave them a statement. here is what he said. i have bye-bye working hard in sacramento -- i have been working hard in sacramento to change this. you have chosen a way of protest that i can not support. >> [ booing ] >> just after the vice chancellor made that statement a police officer came out, and declared this was an unlawful assembly and told everybody they had to leave or they might be arrestd and might be penlized if they are students here at the universi
KICU
Mar 17, 2011 7:00pm PDT
shores. the bay area man that worked -- behind those walls tells us more about the plant. . >>> complete, bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> good evening, t. is thursday march 17th, i'm gasia mikaelian, this is bay area news at 7:00. moments ago a new report of smoke, rising from a damaged nuclear plant in japan. the officials say it could take weeks to stabilize the situation. helicopter crews work inside 40 minute shifts, dumping seawater. on the ground they tried using water cannons but they were forced back by levels. so far it is unclear what is causing this even's smoke. president barack obama had a seufpl -- this evening's smoke. president barack obama had a simple message. >> we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states, if it is the west coast, hawaii, alaska or u.s. territories in the pacific. let me repeat that. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast, hawaii, alaska or u.s. territories in the pacific. >> the nuclear fall out is our top story tonight at 7:00. john i
KICU
Mar 8, 2011 11:30pm PST
. for example using this big electronic billboard right here on i80 to show the blurred face of someone convicted of prostitution with a website where you can then go see the person's face is a way to embarrass the johns. >> i'm outside looking at a garden with a friend and a car slows down, a man is looking. thinks that we're prostitutes. it's everywhere. >> reporter: sex is for sale on many streets in vallejo. a city struggling to emerge. >> this is a kentucky street watch owl. >> reporter: residents have taken it upon themselves to take action. >> that's really what we have to do there doesn't seem to be enough resources to handle what is going on. >> we're not going to sit by and let people come to the city and do whatever they want to. >> reporter: tonight recommended several possible solutions to the city council. including community patrols. more policing, cameras and high prostitute areas and a first in the state dear john campaign to shame john. >> you take their vehicle license plate number and you find out who the owner is, you send a letter to their home indicating that your
KICU
Mar 8, 2011 7:00pm PST
sebastian. >> we have aircraft checking the area and we have resources from other agencies assisting us at this time. >> authorities have not released a photo of the suspects be he was driving a red 1991 honda civic. >>> police are taking an initial step releasing surveillance video be the incident played out in early january on oakville -- oakland road. janine de la vega explains why police need your help. >> reporter: they shows a man wearing a bulletproof vest chasing after the club owner. the man struggled with sanchez who tries to get away. during the melee three other men were shot and killed. >> he is basically menacing the victim with a pistol. he attempts to drag him out of the club. >> reporter: another portion of the surveillance video shows more of a struggle. police say the suspect came into the bar with two other men who are not seen in the video with he intends to kidnap sanchez. >> we are surmising that it is some type of a drug type debt and that narcotics are involved. >> reporter: video shows the man pulling sanchez outside the club and the suspects was him and leads in
KICU
Mar 18, 2011 11:30pm PDT
bay's reservoir. lloyd lacuesta is live there to tell us that it is a preventive measure to ease the danger of flooding. >> reporter: julie, some of the water goes into the guadalupe river in downtown san jose. the river as you can see is hardly raging, but it is full. we are learning tonight that so much rain fell today that the santa clara valley water district started releasing water from three reservoirs to ease flooding threats. this is lexington reservoir above los cados which is 93% full. the other reservoirs are at 90% capacity. >> we need the water and the rain. it's good for the plants. it's good for the planet. and it's good. >> reporter: officials don't want these reservoirs topping. the total amount of water released was 58 million- gallons. and most of that water will simply flow into the bay. the flow on the highway during the height of the storms wasn't as go ahead. there were many rain-caused accidents. this dual tanker fuel truck smashed into a highway sign anded up in the bushes on highway 101 near the 237 interchange in mountainview. the chp says the truck dri
KICU
Mar 24, 2011 11:30pm PDT
around the region. one driver in fact, told us it took him 90 minutes just to get from fremont to oakland. ktvu's jana katsuyama is live tonight with what happened and what the situation is like now, jana. >> the good news is right now, all lanes north bound on 880 have been reopened. it was closed because part of the roadways were washed away by the rain creating a terrible commute in some places. we're backed up with traffic until well after 7:00 tonight. it was a deluge that dumped more water than any highway could handle. causing weather conditions and traffic. >> how is the traffic on 880? >> it's terrible. >> how bad? >> real bad, it's bumper to bumper. >> reporter: cared inched along from fremont. >> five-miles-per-hour. >> reporter: five miles per hour? >> five miles per hour. >>> side streets were also bad. a pool of water blocked one lane. other areas had water thigh high. the highway patrol office was flooded with hundreds of calls. >> we've had an increase of calls. >> reporter: one worker managed to clear a clogged drain that flooded the highway. raking up hoggy degree as dri
KICU
Mar 14, 2011 11:30pm PDT
and through employees were released. >> he has told us he doesn't want to hurt anybody but we have seen him, he does have a handgun, don't know if it's a replica or a role handgun at this time. >> reporter: the 25-year-old man has accused have the bank of cheating him and has put up signs in the front window. >> we are talking, negotiating, want to get this to a resolution. >> reporter: the man's sister, i'm told , is here on site an co-operating with officials. investigators say they are continuing negotiations but with little progress and frank and julie, there is no word tonight on when the surrounding roads here will reopen. reporting live tonight here in core tea ma deer a i'm heather holmes. >>> four days have now passed since the great earthquake in japan and the crisis there appears to be getting worse by the hour. japan's prime minister kan says radiation is escaping and posing a health threat. this is a high risk of nuclear power plant explosions. the official death toll from the quake and tsunami is more than 2400 but it is still expected to climb much higher. the geolog
KICU
Mar 11, 2011 7:00pm PST
-- crescent city, youtube video was posted. some viewers sent us photos, and this shot shows the damage done to the dongs. we are told most of the piers there have damage. 3,000 vessels have been destroyed. we have heard reports of a tsunami surge has high as 8 feet. >> san mateo is one of eight counties under a state of emergency. the governor issued the emergency declaration for santa cruz, delnorte and other counties. >>> in pacifica, the beach remains closed as a precaution, but the evacuation order has been lifted for the people in the low lying areas in the coast. people in cars seeking higher ground caused a traffic jack at highway 35 and 92. a dozen people checked into an evacuation center in pacifica. the classes were canceled in the school as a precaution. surfers road waves under golden gate bridge today and called the powerful waves unpredictable. one of the surfers told us he couldn't tell what the tide was doing. on a normal day they can. the coast guard kept a close eye on the lineup, and some stayed closer to shore than usual. >>> police did their best to keep away from
KICU
Mar 21, 2011 7:00pm PDT
never knowingly used steroids. the jury pool included about 100 bay area men and women who had filled out a 63 question questionnaire dealing with their background and familiarity with bonds and steroids use in court. >> they will end up everyone i have been strong feelings about him personally one way or another. >> reporter: one juror one i would be reluctant to render a judgment against a great athlete like bonds. but one flight attendant said that the experiences serving ballplayers on flights meant she could not be fair to bonds. eight men and for women had been ceded by 2:30. >> we were interested in people who would be comfortable and following the instructions. >> reporter: opening statements begin tomorrow morning and the trial is expected to last four weeks. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a murder trial got under way today. after the jury was chosen, the prosecutor delivered her opening statement and -- her opening statement which did the man who is accused of shooting daily. >> he has lied before and he is lying again. it is completely inconsistent. >> the trial
KICU
Mar 5, 2011 11:30pm PST
on blossom hill road was used to kick off a fundraiser to help canine officers bo and ej get body armor to protect them while on duty. the dog's human partners say it is standard practice for the officers to raise funds for some of their canine companion's equipment. >> the dogs are each individually purchased by the canine handlers themselves. we actually own the dogs. so they provide the majority of the equipment and the training. but not 100%. >> pet food express tells us they raised $3600 today of the $4800 it will cost to get armor for both ej and bo. donations can be made at any of three pet food express stores in san jose through april 30th. >> this week crews in south san jose are scheduled to begin work on a railroad overpass at the site of a tragic accident that claimed the life of a 2- year-old boy six years ago. in november, 2005, alexander was hit by a train near the intersection of blossom hill and monte ray roads. little alexander was walking behind his baby-sitter when he was killed. the $10 million overpass project was scheduled to begin last september but postpon
KICU
Mar 4, 2011 7:00pm PST
letting us know ahead of time. >> california's next job reporte out in 2 weeks. >>> change might be coming to our wallet. a government watch dog agency is pushing for the u.s. to phase out $1 bills. reeta williams live where why the switch might put more money into the pockets of tax pairs. >> gasia, they say doing away we dollar bill and replacing it with coins could save uncle sam a lot of money. >> how do you feel about that? >> we're all for it. we would love to have the dollar bill go away. >> matt bowers says that they hd their machines to except dollar coins and return them as change. he says used bills sometimes jam the machines costing money and sales while they're out of service. buddy says the company has to pay more than face value for the coins to resupply the machines because people seldom put them in. >> people tend to horde the coi. >> but a study released today se way to get acceptance is to stop making dollar bills all together. the g.a.o. says that would save the government $5.5 billion over 30 years because the life of a coin is three deck skwalds, and a dollar b
KICU
Mar 12, 2011 11:30pm PST
professor tells us experts are worried about why reactors are failing now a day after the first explosion. he says the country is equipped to handle the current situation. but if all six of the reactors fail japan will need immediate international assistance. reporting live in berkeley, patty lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> president obama is offering japan any assistance that the country might need to deal with the crisis at its nuclear reactors. mr. obama says he has instructed energy secretary stephen chu to provide any help that is necessary. president obama is an advocate of nuclear energy. his 2012 budget proposed $36 billion in loan guarantees to build nuclear power plants. >> almost two days after japan's massive quake, tonight a strong after-shock caused buildings to sway in downtown tokyo. the 6.2 after-shock caused more anxiety in a nation trying to cope with the fifth largest earthquake ever recorded. it was a day of physical and emotional after-shocks. the japanese assess the damage and tried to make sense of what happened. >> i was desperately trying to hold on to the shelf t
KICU
Mar 13, 2011 11:30pm PDT
missing. officials say the cores have partly melted they are using sea water to try to stop a full meltdown. the government has evacuated almost 200,000 people near that plant. according to officials the level of radiation outside reactor is double what is considered to be safe. >> two thousand bodies were found in one town alone. there are still more than 10,000 people missing. a senior official calls it the worst crisis in the 65 years since the war. this is video as the tsunami crashed on shore in the northeast town. as if an invisible wall turned the ocean on its side. boats, cars, all caught in the force, thrown over walls and under bridges. countless people lost in waves. >> someone shouted there is still another person. >> reporter: the rush continues to find anyone still alive. three elderly people pulled from a car after 20 hours there. alive but shaken. >> this woman said that she was washed away by the waves. >> reporter: this is what is left of a town where 18,000 people once lived. now nothing but rubble. survivors say they how homes, cars and people swept out. this ma
KICU
Mar 19, 2011 11:30pm PDT
drawn to it. >> it chases us outside. any time. i grew up in canada. and so this is nothing. >> it's wonderful wild blustery weather. yes, i love it. >> reporter: even the hardware store we visited had sandbags on the property because the combination of heavy rain and a high tide has pushed the water through their doors before. but the big concern, of course, tonight is the high winds for the big rig high profile vehicles on the richmond san raphael bridge. and the possibility of the winds bringing down trees and power lines which is likely to occur overnight. reporting live this is deborah villalon, ktvu, channel 2 news. [ music ] >>> right now we are dealing with the heart of the storm between now and about 3:00 tomorrow morning. right now on the live stormtracker 22 we have noticed an increase in the yellows and reds resurfacing over the passed two hours. we notice wind comes in tighter winds speeds from 20-25 miles per hour with gusts around 35 miles per hour. put this into motion here. this is the loop over the passed two hours. you get an idea with the progression coming in fro
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Mar 15, 2011 7:00pm PDT
negatives that some say it was the work of ansel adams. rick norsigian has agreed not to use adams name to sell photos and posters with adams made. as reported, an oakland woman said they look like the work of her uncle earl who once lived in fresno. the adams trust sudha norsigian. >>> we are measuring the radiation levels in the bay area. how much should we be concerned? still ahead. >>> what city leaders say must happen to end violence. >>> outside our door at this hour we're watching light to coming up we'll show you how long the storm is expected to stick around and how long before the next one arrives. >> why he's governor today assess the damage on the big island and maui. he said it was not as bad as he expected and he will do everything he could to help get repairs. one of the major concerns is that a cruise ship dock may be damage to accommodate tour buses. norwegian cruise lines canceled plans for a ship to dock their next week. >>> people are still waiting to learn the fate of friends and loved ones in japan. many of the 200 businesses are collecting funds and are plann
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Mar 20, 2011 1:30am PDT
english dictionary have released its new list to use this year. update news starts now. ions at san jose state yor soappening with a freshpep tosue yre watching update nw." hey there and welcome tupda >>> hey there and welcome to update news. and ann turner thanks for joining us. >> the campus and community had a chance to hear from all three candidates by becoming president. the finalist appeared in forums and news conferences to answer questions an show what they had to offer. kyle stevens is lye on campus with more on these candidates kyle. >> reporter: all three candidates have strong various background between domestic and international ones. i had a unique with all three. they believe it will go on forward. the candidates forum kicked off monday with president of csu east bay. he's been there five years worked at csu north ridge and before that administration. >> also being in three position encompasses having good knowledge of csu over all. >> reporter: he says his ties are strong since he serves on many locally advisory boards and his family lives here. >> think i might be the no
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00pm PST
crater. >>> san francisco police are warning about a new scam involving thieves using glue on atm keyboards. >> reporter: at this bank of america, there are three atms and hundreds of customers. >> i use the touchscreen even more than the keypad. >> reporter: the police captain says criminal activity has been underway long before you get there. >> we have a suspect that will come out and blue the mechanical keys. >> reporter: the suspect lingers and waits. >> a victim will come up, enter the card, a pin number and hit enter and that key sticks. >> reporter: they went inside the bridge to complained and by the time they came out it was too late. >> the suspect uses the touchscreen and withdraws money. >> reporter: with 22 victims, he logged onto the computers sending a tweet warning residents about the crime. >> times are hard right now. >> reporter: police arrested a 6-year-old man who faces a number of charges including felony vandalism and theft. investigators did not say what led them to demand but more suspects could be out there. >> if your car does not come out of the machin
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Mar 2, 2011 11:30pm PST
the teen was upset about some recent problems. and about an hour ago, police told us they still haven't located him. >> the man convicted of assassinated robert kennedy was denied parole today after pleading to be set free. he is being held at the valley state prison. he says he has great remorse and deep regret. but he also says he still doesn't remember killing kennedy and wounding five others back in 1968 after kennedy had won the california presidential primary. the parole board said he still needs to come to terms with his crime. his next chance at parole is in five years. >> this was day two for the federallable looking into the deadly san finish federal government looking into the deadly sanbruno. and the sanbruno chief tells what he knew or did not know. >> we did not know that there was a transmission line through the city. >> reporter: he told the ntsb investigators that prior to last year's explosion they were not taught on how to deal with pga's gas pipelines. >> obviously the situation on september 9th wasn't something that we could ever imagine. but it does give us
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Mar 9, 2011 11:30pm PST
adam: we need a good night's sleep. kim: which means a little heat to keep us warm. and a good dose of support for my back. some over the top comfort couldn't hurt. and our perfect dream factory's been built. i'm feeling sleepy already. nighty night. . >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu, channel 2 news at 10:00. >> an emotional gathering this evening in sanbruno as people came together to mark the exact moment that disaster struck. good evening everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. the scars have not healed. six months after the sanbruno pipeline explosion, the rebuilding and the healing are only just beginning. ktvu's amber lee is live now in sanbruno where people felt the need to gather with others at exactly 6:11 this evening. amber? >> reporter: julie, well- wishers have created this memorial along the fence here at claremont and glenview to remember the people who have lost their lives and those who are still recovering. many people told us it was important for them to be with neighbors tonight. sanbruno residents, red cross vo
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Mar 7, 2011 11:30pm PST
that her husband's ashes were split into three urns and put into a backpack that he used to use on his trips. the family decided to go ahead with the memorial service. >> whether it's the body or the ashes was not the person, it was a symbol. >> reporter: still huckabow wants her husband's remains back so she can go on on what she calls a pilgramage to spread her husband's ashes at his favorite places. >> i want to know what made them think they should go into a church. >> reporter: elenore hucbabow says she doesn't want the person responsible prosecuted. amber lee. >>> alameda county prosecutors charged 14 people toad for refusing to leave uc berkeley wheeler hall. the charges stem from the day of action budget protest. the eight who chained themselves to an eighth story ledge have not been charged yet. >>> a woman run over by a uc shuttle bus suffered serious injuries. video from news chopper 2 shows the interception of center street late this afternoon. police say the 54-year-old woman suffered broken bones and other injuries but it appears she will survive. she and a friend wer
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Mar 24, 2011 7:00pm PDT
pritchett made it to blue canyon and shows us the treacherous conditions on the road. >> reporter: this one shot tells the story. a semi truck had just exited interstate 80, his trailer twisted and he was stopped. it took several tries to dislodge him. the truck drivers were not alone. >> we will turn you around. >> reporter: the driver of this mercedes plowed into a snow bank, losing control on a downhill slope. >> i think he might have been going a little fast. >> reporter: there have been many spinouts accidents but that is not on. >> we had reports of a snow slide onto the freeway and hit a car up by cisco grove. >> reporter: heavy snow and strong winds caused blowing snow to the race visibility at times -- to erase visibility at times. it was a low snow, at around 2500 feet. this man is driving up and expects a long day. >> probably up to four or five hours at least. >> reporter: that is if the he made it before the interstate was closed. interstate 80 was shut down and remains closed. it is covered in snow with whiteout conditions. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it is a d
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00pm PDT
-- minitornado in the ocean. those factors triggered n .o.a.h. to alert us. >> they got notice shortly after 11:00. >> that is unusual. the last time it was in san francisco the office of management sent out that alert at 11:19. by noon it was all over with no reports of damage. in san francisco, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> you can see showers popping up across the bay area. the increase in the past half- hour or so. here is the latest imagery. parts of san francisco. brief rain and it looks like we will have rainfall picking up in the san rafael area with the yellows coming out to the west right now. and it is closetory san francisco. and on ocean beach. those yellows correspond with off shore and heavier downpours and thunderstorms not far off. four to six miles that you can see from the west of ocean beach. back the maps out once again, i will show you the activity. here is the wider perspective. scattered showers across the bay area. that is the case in the short term. coming up, shower chances for tomorrow. and also have the timing of another storm that will produce more rain
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Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm PDT
remarks but said he didn't go far enough when he told the world the u.s. would not use force to remove gadhafi. >> to say we are not going -- regime change is not going to take place by force, i certainly can't agree with. he's a danger to the world. >> reporter: republican house speaker john boehner issued a statement saying the president's speech was helpful but that it failed to provide much clarity on u.s. policy in libya. reporting live from washington, i'm nicole collins. >> and you can find a link to more coverage of the conflict in libya at our home page, just click the "u.s. and world news" tab at ktvu.com. >>> the israeli government paulality -- palo alto's facebook to remove the page. the page has more than 340,000 fans. the israeli cabinet minister sent a letter to facebook founder mark zuckerberg saying it insights violence. the page calls for an uprising on may 15th and includes calls to kill jews and liberate jeffers limb -- jerusalem. >>> another san francisco manhole blew it's top today in the busy union square shopping district. people in that area reported hea
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Feb 28, 2011 11:30pm PST
neighbor says he used his iphone video camera when he saw police walking down his street shortly after 10:30 this morning. you can hear obscenities yelled, and theyards get down, stay on the ground, and five gunshots. >> it sounded like a smaller gun at first, followed by rifles of some type. a few minutes after that, some policemen came out and looked pretty distraught. >> reporter: it happened on oak street in san mateo in a well- kept neighborhood. the man killed is 35-year-old robert caron. the police chief says he was carrying a 38 caliber handgun. >> the suspect pointed a handgun directly at the officers and fired upon them. officers returned fire as the suspect fled to his backyard. an officer encountered the armed suspect and fired one shot, striking the suspect and ending the immediate threat. >> reporter: police say they were initially called to a store on reports of a man with a handgun acting aggressively. officers tracked that man to his home on oak street, and confronted him in his front yard. >> he's schizophrenic, okay? everybody knows, the police know. he didn't take t
KICU
Mar 14, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. seismologist say they need $80 million to complete it. the money would be used to pay for a network of censors around california. >>> san francisco emergency management officials assessed how well the city would do if a surge rolled in. the city's land use committee said a redevelopment of treasure island would include raising the level of the island. >> that pow -- a tsunami warning, was it adequate or was there room for improvement? we will take a closer look in 8 minutes. >>> commuters are confused as they navigate a newly intersection change. highway 92. rita sounds like this is something that will take getting used to. >> that's right. this interchange is always a headache to the people on the 650,000 cars and trucks that travel it every day. today it was even worse. >> this is a nightmare. >> reporter: that's because this is the first commute day since they reconfigured lanes. some confused drivers trying to get on to 880 wound up here in heyward, sitting through a 10 second u turn signal. >> i have been sitting here for 20 minutes. >> i would love them to fix it someday. you kno
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Mar 15, 2011 11:30pm PDT
japanese way to remain calm, patient, and polite. >> jana is live in tokyo, and joins us via skype. what are you hearing in tokyo. >> reporter: it certainly is unsettling. in the past hour, it was 12:52. we had another aftershock. the hotel started swaying back and forth. i know understand, it was about a 6.0 quake. that's what the japanese television is reporting adjust off ciba, where is where nautinga airport is. it's already unstable, and aftershocks could make it even more so. obviously, that's a big concern with the radiation threat. >> thousands upon thousands have been evacuated or have lost their homes. food and water are in short supply and now we understand, the weather there has taken a turn for the worse? >> reporter: that's right, it keeps getting more and more difficult here. we understand there is a cold blast that is going to be hitting the country. it's going to drop the temperatures down. you can just imagine. there are at least 200,000 people or so who had to be evacuated from the danger zone around fukushima. that's on top of the people who have been evacuated
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00pm PDT
start to turn their lights around and wants to use a vacant school for that purpose. jana katsuyama inside for a community meeting is underway right now. >> reporter: i just stepped out of this meeting which was getting pretty heated and intense. neighbors say they wants more input and information about the school districts plan. the school building sits empty at 1357th avenue. now the san francisco school district wants to make an alternative school. they want to ensure that the students are respectful of residents. >> i have two young kids who live close to the school. it is a safety issue. kids have to go to school somewhere. >> it had got to be somewhere. there would be concerned if there would be filing kids running around. >> reporter: school officials held a community meeting and outlined a plan to relocate the principal center collaborative and expanded avenue site to offer internships and alternative models of. >> we want to make it a supporter of experience and look at their access and how we can make them be positive community members. >> we did a massive limited e- mail
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Mar 4, 2011 11:30pm PST
here you see a tacoria. both will be here for hours. but many people who live or work here tell us they are nervous following a series of gang shootings in the neighborhood. this will be open until 3:30 a.m. workers say wednesday's shootings just steps from their restaurant is unsettling. >> it is very bad for the people working here because we are closing at 3:30, you know, is when the people come to their parties. >> reporter: an escalating gang war has left a 24-year-old man dead and three others injured. the fears more retaliation can come at any time. police have told us they have stepped up patrols. >> the recent spike has been very camphor quite sometime. >> reporter: supervisor david campos represents the mission. he tells us community out reach knows the gang members, their associates and families. so they are working directly with them to prevent further violence. >> the communicate is going to have more information than the police department sometimes has. so we need to be proactive as well. >> reporter: homeowner dave cub an told us he has lived in the neighborhood for
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Mar 16, 2011 11:30pm PDT
overheating while the plant operators scramble to install a power line and use electricity to restore the reactor's cooling systems. >>> now, less than an hour ago, word came that the united states will start evacuating americans from japan, including private citizens and the families of u.s. personnel. president obama informed japan's prime minister of the plans tonight. the obama administration is chartering aircraft to accommodate americans who want to leave. also today the chairman of the u.s. regulatory commission says radiation near the fukushima plant is extremely high and damage at one reactor and worse than the japanese officials have acknowledged. >> and janna katsuyama just returned hours ago from tokyo. she is here now live. but how are the people feeling there now? >> well, it is a difficult situation there. walking through tokyo, the trains and the stations and the airport, there wasn't really any signs of panic or chaos. but we did find many foreigners quietly leaving. driving from tokyo to hanita airport, there was hardly any traffic. gas is in short supply. an
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Mar 28, 2011 11:30pm PDT
: one victim shows us the police report she filed today. she said she has been assaulted by a stranger at this restaurant last week. >> my whole face was swollen out to here and i needed stitches. >> reporter: the police left quickly without making a report. >> they said sorry what happened to you and they have to attend a shooting and that was all. no call back or anything. >> reporter: the union says that every night in oakland there are beats that are unstaffed. the mayor declined our request for an interview. the mayor says she is in labor negotiations with the police union and commenting would be inappropriate. reporting live, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san jose police are asking for the public's help to solve a hit and run case that sent a motorcycle officer to the hospital. he was thrown from his motorcycle about 1:40 this afternoon. police say crichton turned on his lights to pull over a car when another car turned in front of him and braked. the motorcycle ran into the car. its driver left the scene. the car is described as a light blue honda accord made between 2004
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
three hours ago one of those residents suffered a stroke. they used a four-wheel drive vehicle to reach the woman and then had to carry her 100 yards through the mud to get to a waiting ambulance. at this hour we are awaiting word on her condition. >>> in other landslide in mountain view has forced three families out of their mobile home. they are at the sahara mobile village on the edge of stevens creek. they say that mobile homes are at risk of sliding into the creek. >>> there are two meetings plan to help the people affected by a landslide. one meeting is taking place with another set tomorrow at noon. six homes have been yellow tagged since the coast i started movie last week. they will address questions about who will pay for the damage and the request for emergency assistance from the state. i hillside began sliding seven days ago. take a look at how different the area looked last week. many of the trees you see here have been removed and a lot more mud and debris has slid down the hill. they may see even more landslides, perhaps even months out. as maureen naylor reports i
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. coming up in 11 minutes, jana katsuyama will tell us how the weather is impacting mountain relief efforts in tokyo. >>> the japanese prices had derailed the two-year bull run temperately. markets nosedive and back again today. the nasdaq fell 50 points today and is now trading in negative territory for the year. >>> voting has begun in several provisions. the state assembly voted earlier to cut some social services from the budget but so far neither chamber has passed the centerpiece of brown's plan to extend tax increases. the tax plan requires the support of at least two republicans in each house in order to pass. voting is expected to continue tomorrow. >>> and exclusive new ktvu field poll indicates california voters considers state workers pension benefits too generous. >> reporter: they say that the university wants to pay more of their pension and health costs when many of them are living in poverty already. many were outside the uc board of regents meeting in san francisco and berkeley payday say that the university has failed to fund their pensions and increases in employer healt
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Mar 3, 2011 11:30pm PST
following developments since these incidents began. jana katsuyama is here to show us the latest developments that happened. >> reporter: thins changed very quickly in the last hour. the steps are empty but they still have the metal barricades. some police officers have been coming out of the building now after a very long stand off that lasted about 7.5 hours. take a look at this video that we took just about 30 minutes ago. when the students that were on the ledge were finally led out. it was a moment where the students were cheering, they were raising their hands in victory. so let me tell you they were up there for about 7.5 hours and it was the end of a very long day. it was about 2:00 p.m. when protesters swarmed the steps of wheeler. students said they were protesting tuition fee hikes, budget cut, lay offs and the university's disciplinary action against protesters. they lowered a red banner over the entrance. >> i think people are getting pretty desperate for fighting for their education and i feel we need to support them. >>> at first police stayed at the parameter. and
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